January 16, 2016

JS Students and Parents,

Welcome back, everyone!  We were so impressed with your sight-reading skills on our three new pieces we handed out (“Take Five”, “Chant Rituals” and “Sea Songs”)!  Great work; now the real work begins….

“Sea Songs”: In your practice, PLEASE remember to play this march musically and with great ‘style’, paying close attention this week to your dynamic markings.
“Take Five”: BEFORE working through your notes, I really want you to listen to the Dave Brubeck Quintet on YouTube (the album, you remember, is Time Out).  Paul Desmond’s incomparably smooth alto saxophone sound is amazing!
“Chant Rituals”:

Remember, our first sectionals start this coming week.  Please come in familiar with your parts, having worked through the above notes, and ready to work with your sectional coach.

Mr. Armerding and Mr. Corbin


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